At de Stafford School safeguarding is our highest priority and we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
This means that we have a Child Protection Policy and procedures in place which we refer to on our website. All staff (including supply staff, volunteers and governors) must ensure that they are aware of these procedures. Parents and carers are welcome to read the policy located here.
Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our students are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.
Our Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs) are:
Mrs Rachel Treacher – Designated Safeguarding Lead, Assistant Headteacher
Mrs Justine McGarvey – Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead, School Liaison Officer
Mrs Clare Wingrave - Governor Responsible for Safeguarding
If you are concerned about a child’s welfare, please report this to one of the DSLs as soon as possible on the same day.
If your concerns relate to the actions or behaviour of a member of staff (which could suggest that he/she is unsuitable to work with children) then you should report this to the Head teacher – who will consider what action to take.
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Urgent child protection and safeguarding contact numbers
If you believe a child is at immediate risk of harm, call 999
Surrey Children’s Services
Availability: 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday
- Phone: 0300 470 9100
- Out of hours phone: 01483 517898 to speak to our emergency duty team.
Croydon Children’s Services
• For Urgent Action call the Single Point of Contact 0208 255 2888 – (same day intervention by a social worker)
• For Urgent Action out of Hours call 0208 726 6400 – this is the for the emergency social work service for urgent child protection matters that cannot wait until the next working day.